Choosing a calibration service provider comes with a couple different options, and it’s not always easy to choose. First, you could send the equipment back to the manufacturer to be calibrated. Your second option is to send them to a third-party calibration lab. And finally, you have the option to start calibrating the equipment yourself. The last option is limited to few businesses and can be a costly operation to start. So, you’re down to two options: the original manufacturer or a third-party calibration lab. Below, we will compare the two to find what the best fit is for your company.
A common choice to measure electrical values is the digital multimeter. However, the digital multimeter can face quality issues based on environmental factors, time and simply from the use of the instrument. The best way to combat these issues that will, no doubt, periodically arise is through digital multimeter calibration.
Not every lab is an ISO 17025 accredited calibration lab, so why should you bother with the extra effort of finding and using one? And how do you know if the lab you are using is an ISO 17025-accredited calibration lab? Is compliance the same thing as accreditation? These questions were answered in a recent interview with Bill Hirt of ACLASS Accreditation Services. Continue reading